The waters below the Shawano dam churning with hundreds of large fish. Some as large as seven feet long and 200+ pounds. Often mistaken for sharks or dolphins, they are actually Lake Sturgeon—a species dating back to prehistoric times. Each spring when water temperatures are just right, sturgeon move up the Wolf and Embarrass rivers from the Lake Winnebago system to spawn, one of the only places in North America to see this large of sturgeon spawning number in one location.
The Wolf River tumbles dramatically through the wilderness of the Menominee Indian Reservation. Hidden between Lily and Smoky Falls is one of the premier whitewater rafting and kayaking experiences in the Midwest. This fun filled stretch features a number of class 3 and 4 rapids including the ruggedly scenic “Dells Gorge.” This spectacular gem has been designated as a Wild and Scenic River.
Everywhere you travel you will see colorful art adorning buildings, barns, and businesses. Nearly 200 barn quilts bedeck traditional barns throughout the county.
Jumpin' June Jamboree and Car Show
Enjoy historic downtown Shawano's 11th Annual Jumpin' June Jamboree and Car Show. South Main Street is closed to traffic. Vendors, musicians and food stands...
7th Annual event sponsored by the Shawano County Historical Society. Horse drawn wagon rides, rhubarb desserts, rhubarb lemonade, tour the seven museums...
Annual Arts & Craft Fair
Forty-seventh annual show featuring more than 100 artisans & crafters setting up booths in the wooded areas surrounding the Mielke Arts Center. Concessions...
El Tequila Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican cuisine and bar. Appetizers, seafood, quesadillas, fajitas, Mexican style steaks, grilled chicken, soups, salads, desserts, vegetarian...
The Lighthouse Sports Bar & Grill
Relax and enjoy outdoor waterfront seating on the beautiful Shawano Lake Channel. Charbroiled burgers, homemade soups, salads, Friday fish fry, kid's menu and...
Angie's Main Cafe/The Daily Grind
Sit at the 50's Style horseshoe counter and enjoy a complete breakfast or lunch at Angie's. Daily specials including Friday Fish Fry and salad bar. Wine &...